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Travelmarvel

European Gems

Trip Code: EUTCPP21
21 Days
47 Meals
8 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • 47 meals - 20 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
  • Explore 17 towns, villages and cities
  • Three nights immersed in both enchanting Prague and Paris
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director, Tour Director, Entertainment and Activities Coordinator, and local guides
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, as well as soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • 14 nights cruising on a premium Travelmarvel river ship

Travel & Accommodation

River Ship cruising past village along the banks of a river, Germany

Your Floating Hotel

Experience Europe from a premium Travelmarvel river ship. Unpack once and wake to exciting new destinations each day.

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Manicured hedges, colorful flowers all with an impressive palace behind

Explore Augustusburg Palace

Be amazed by Germany's Augustusburg Palace, and stroll through its sprawling gardens.

Panoramic view of the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River Prague, Czech Republic

Enchanting City Stays

Immerse yourself in the grand cities of Europe before and after your cruise, with three nights in both Paris and Prague.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Christmas departure, itinerary will vary
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
  • Low or high water levels may cause disruption to cruising
  • Alternative sightseeing will be provided in the event that castles in Brühl are closed
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Insider Experience

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Be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel in the historic centre of Paris. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers at an elegant Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Les Jardins du Marais

Paris is the perfect city to begin your European journey and this morning, fling open the door to some of Paris’ best-loved sights on a guided city tour. Feel the excitement of one of the world’s most iconic streets, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and marvel at the impressive Arc de Triomphe. This afternoon and evening you will have plenty of options for exploration. With a dedicated Hop-On Hop-Off service escorted by your Tour Director you can easily make your way around Paris, with the flexibility of spending as much or little time at each of the iconic attractions as you wish. Perhaps relax in front of the Eiffel Tower at Champs de Mars park, or discover a cosy cafe to sample some of France’s famously rich food.

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Today, you’re bound to fall head over heels for the ‘City of Love’ during a full day to explore. Will you enjoy a whirlwind romance with the bohemian fervour of the Latin Quarter? Or cement an enduring devotion to the art of the Louvre Museum? Perhaps you’ll become enamoured with the Seine River, as you stroll along its park-lined banks towards the legendary Gothic cathedral, Notre Dame. You may even like to take an optional tour to Montmartre and the Basilica of Sacre Coeur followed by a Seine River cruise. Tonight, perhaps enjoy an optional dinner and cabaret at the Moulin Rouge.

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Farewell Paris after breakfast as you board your coach and traverse the beautiful landscapes of northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Arrive in Amsterdam to board your river ship, which remains docked overnight within easy strolling distance of the iconic sights. After settling in, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers this evening.

Stay: 14 Nights, aboard your premium Travelmarvel river ship

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Board a glass-top boat and glide through Amsterdam’s maze of waterways with a local guide before enjoying some free time to explore this lively city. Later travel by coach to Utrecht, via Rembrandt’s Windmill. From here, your ship will set off along the Rhine as you prepare for tonight’s special Gala Dinner.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Step back in time during a visit to the World Heritage-listed Augustusburg Castle. Listen to enthralling stories and enjoy a walk through the landscaped parks and gardens between the castle and the lodge.


Learn how the twin spires of Cologne’s famous cathedral, the Kölner Dom, took over six centuries to complete as you cruise into this picturesque city. Disembark and take the short drive to Brühl, where you will enjoy an Insider Experience.

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Dock in Rüdesheim, and board the Winzerexpress mini-train, bound for Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Get a glimpse into local life as you are welcomed into the home of a friendly Miltenberg family. Enjoy coffee and cake made by your gracious hosts.


Discover Miltenberg’s half-timbered buildings dating from the 15th to 18th century.

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Board a coach and travel through the rolling hills to Würzburg. Admire the Baroque palace and walk through the beautiful Court Garden. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional visit to medieval Rothenburg.

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Cruise along the last stretch of the Main River before arriving at Bamberg. Here choose between an afternoon of free time or a guided tour. Later on this evening, your ship will reach the Main-Danube Canal.

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Explore Nuremberg, the site of Hitler’s now infamous rallies. Wander the cobblestone streets discovering hidden boutiques and artisan stores. Finish your day cruising through the Main-Danube Canal, crossing Europe’s Continental Divide thanks to the canal’s 16 stair-step locks.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy an authentic Bavarian experience on board as you sample local beer and snacks, accompanied by traditional folk music, song and dance.


Having reached the Danube River overnight, Regensburg awaits. Spend the day in this charming city, docked right in the heart of town, and join a guided walking tour to see its major sights.

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As you enjoy your breakfast, arrive in the ‘Three Rivers City’ of Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Today you can take part in a morning walking tour, or grab a bike and set out to explore. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, or travel to Salzburg and enjoy the sights from ‘The Sound of Music’.

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Join a local guide to see Melk Abbey, an active Benedictine monastery since 1089. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, then continue to Dürnstein, where you have a free afternoon to explore.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Pay a visit to the famous Naschmarkt.


In Vienna join a walking tour of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Graben, Hofburg Palace and the Albertina. This evening, perhaps enjoy an optional concert featuring music from Mozart to The Sound of Music.

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Today you decide on how to shape your experience in glorious Vienna. Perhaps visit the Hofburg area and the Imperial Treasury, or head to a cosy coffee house where you can try a traditional sachertorte. Otherwise, embark on an optional excursion, visiting Schönbrunn Palace, or head to Bratislava to discover soviet history.

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After breakfast, the history and charm of Budapest are illuminated as a local guide leads you through the city. After a Captain’s Farewell Dinner, set off on a magical twilight cruise through the glittering heart of Budapest.

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After breakfast, board a coach and pass through the rural landscapes of Slovakia before crossing the border into the Czech Republic. Accented by verdant hills covered in vineyards, the southern countryside of the Czech Republic is a wine-lovers dream. With a three-night stay in Prague, you will have plenty of time to soak in the magic of this beautiful capital – a city of stone bridges, Gothic cathedrals and golden towers, overseen by a grand castle.

Stay: Three Nights, Prague, Grandior Hotel

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Your exploration of Prague begins with a tour of the World Heritage-listed Old Town. Travel across the Vltava River to Prague Castle. Believed to date back to the 9th century, this castle complex – with its network of palaces and churches – is considered the largest in the world. You’ll then wander across Charles Bridge and arrive in Prague’s Old Market Square. Stop for some time to explore or continue at your own pace on a dedicated Hop-On Hop-Off coach.

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Having become familiar with the layout of Prague, enjoy today at leisure to explore as you please. The Jewish Quarter is a pulsing hub of Semitic history, so perhaps you’d like to head there and learn all about the birthplace of writer Franz Kafka. Or have your camera ready at the Astronomical Clock, a masterpiece in the Old Town Square that visualises time in a truly unique form. Soak up the Bohemian atmosphere along the cobbled back streets and sample Kofola (Czech cola) or one of the Czech beers for which this fabulous city is renowned. Optional touring today includes a tour of Terezín or a lively traditional Czech folklore dinner and show.

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Your adventure comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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